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Telling each other to ignore the bullies isn’t helpful.

I have grown to dislike it, hate it even when people say to others regarding bullies, “oh just ignore them”. I remember being told “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”, but words do hurt and they can leave scars that run deep and last a lifetime. It was a lazy response from people who were either unwilling or ill-equipped to genuinely help. Telling…

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Where have I been?

Last Saturday I flew back to Melbourne for a break and to spend Easter with my family and friends. Mum has a place out in the Otways which is one of the more beautiful parts of Victoria. It’s coooooold down here but being able to enjoy some fresh air, lots of cups of tea and good local food has been a nice way to spend my time off. I haven’t…

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Pool Day.

I had a day off yesterday and I have been dying for a swim for the last two weeks. The Goldcoast Aquatic centre is the perfect place and it felt amazing to be in the water after the gym. I had a nice bake under the sun and then had Chinese food for dinner. I didn’t think I would ever have the chance to wear my Little Rok swimmers when…

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Gay 101. Dealing with the haters.

  I am often asked questions and receive emails from young people asking about how to deal with bullies or people who are making life hard for them. Some have been picked on, others feel that they cannot be themselves because of what other people say about them. Gay, lesbian, straight, bi, transgender, inter-sex or whatever, we are all subject to bullying by others at some point in our lives….

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